Childhood Disorders

Second Edition

By Philip C. Kendall, Jonathan S. Comer

© 2010 – Psychology Press

294 pages

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pub: 2010-05-05
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About the Book

In this Revised Edition of Childhood Disorders, Philip C. Kendall and Jonathan S. Comer present current information about the full range of psychological disorders that occur in childhood, and discuss the major models that guide the thinking about each disorder. Specific criteria for diagnosis are presented alongside the latest research findings to provide an overview of methods used for treating childhood disorders.

Each chapter in this Second Edition is fully updated and includes information on the changes in the prevalence of childhood disorders and causes for this, as well as brand new sections on substance use and abuse, and post traumatic stress disorders in childhood with a focus towards reactions to terrorism and natural disaster.

Childhood Disorders, Second Edition will prove essential reading for undergraduates, as well as a useful introduction for professionals in related fields including mental health nursing, social work, and educational psychology.


"This Second Edition is just the kind of book that students of child psychopathology will crave – the text is compelling, succinct, accessible, and prescriptive; the authors are authoritative leaders in the field. Highly recommended." - Stephen Hinshaw, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley, USA and Editor, Psychological Bulletin, USA

"In this well written and highly informative textbook, Kendall and Comer lay out the rationale for and characteristics of a cognitive-behavioral approach to treating childhood mental disorders. The book is accessible, evidence-based, up-to-date, and full of clinical pearls. For those interested in a wonderful overview of modern psychotherapeutic interventions in youth - and since it is now clear that mental illness begins in childhood, everyone should be - this is the perfect place to start." - John S. March, Director of Division of Neurosciences Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA

Table of Contents

Getting to Know the Children. Models of Childhood Disorders. Issues Facing the Disorders of Childhood. Conduct Disorders. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Anxiety Disorders. Depression. Eating Disorders. Mental Retardation and Learning Disorders. Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Tics and Elimination Disorders. Questions for Your Consideration.

About the Authors

Philip C. Kendall is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Temple University in Pennsylvania, USA.

Jonathan S. Comer is a Chief Research Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City, USA.

About the Series

Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course

"I truly like the books in this series because they are a quick reference and a great teaching tool." Nicholas Greco IV, MS (Abbott Laboratories), USA

Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course was designed to overcome problems faced by the traditional textbook in conveying what psychological disorders are really like.

All the books in the series, written by leading scholars and practitioners in the field, can be read as stand-alone texts, but they will also integrate with other modules to form a comprehensive resource in clinical psychology.

Students of psychology, medicine, nursing, and social work, as well as busy practitioners in many professions, often need an accessible but thorough introduction to how people experience anxiety, depression, addiction, or other disorders, how common they are, and who is most likely to suffer from them, as well as up-to-date research evidence on the causes and available treatments.

The series will appeal to those who want to go deeper into the subject than the traditional textbook will allow, and base their examination answers, research projects, assignments, or practical decisions on a clearer and more rounded appreciation of the clinical and research evidence.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology